Conversation Club

Program Description

Conversation Club is a program designed for international students to improve their conversational English. It gives them the opportunity to meet in small groups, meet new people, practice their English and make friends! The program also offers the American students to meet people from all over the world, make friends, and improve their leadership skills while learning about cross-cultural communication.

The groups consist of 3-5 international students led by 2 American students or community members who meet for an hour every week, for 7 weeks during the semester.

Skills American Students (Leaders) Can Gain

By participating in this program, American (native speakers of English) students can:

  • Enhance your leadership skills and cross-cultural communication skills
  • Practice to facilitate conversations in a small group setting
  • Have opportunities to learn different cultures
  • Develop new friendship
  • Volunteer hours (1hr x 7 sessions)

Skills International Students Can Gain

By participating in this program, international students can:

  • Enhance cross-cultural communication skills in English
  • Gain skills to participate in a small group conversational setting.
  • Have opportunities to learn different cultures
  • Develop new friendships

Application

How to become a leader

  1. Leaders Application
    Conversation Club Leader application is closed for Fall 2017. The application for Spring 2018 will be open in January. Please email issworld@uark.edu if you would like to be added to the email list.  
  2. Leaders Training
    Attend ONE of the leader training session:
    • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 (5pm - 6:30pm) - ISS Classroom, Holcombe Hall
    • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 (5pm - 6:30pm) - ISS Classroom, Holcombe Hall
  3. Kick-off

    Attend the Conversation Club Kick-off on Wednesday, September 27, 2017:  (6pm) - Holcombe Hall

How to become a student

  1. Students Application
    Fill the Fall 2017 Conversation Club (CC) Student application form by Wednesday, September 20, 2017 (6pm)
  2. Select Your Schedule 
    Check your UARK email. You will receive a link to select your available times.
  3. Kick-off
    Attend the Conversation Club Kick-off on Wednesday, September 27, 2017:  (6pm) - Holcombe Hall

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact ISS at issworld@uark.edu. Thank you.